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and the internet age. at the center of this is a notre dame football player named manti te'o, a star linebacker, runner up for the heisman and a big part of his dramatic back story was the death of his girlfriend of leukemia until this report surfaced that there was no girlfriend. she was an internet invention. te'o says he's the victim of a hoax. notre dame is standing behind him. there are still a whole lot of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's a florida sports preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently diagnosed wit
contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety sake. we'll take you to the place where the suns are warm, life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. bitterly cold arctic care is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as eye can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show the thicket rivers fall frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. and later on our bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. that's coming right up. >>> in the after math of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and rifles and pistols and it would ban am mission clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 huntin
-american linebacker caught up in a bizarre girlfriend hoax. manti te'o answers the question, was he part of it? >>> and fighting autism, intriguing research on the disorder that's confounded so many families for so long. tonight, new evidence in why early diagnosis and intervention may be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian military special forces staged the dramatic assault at the gas complex where hundreds of local and foreign workers were seized on wednesday. 32 militants reported dead. nbc's annabel robert
for the first time. notre dame football player manti te'o responds to claims he faked having a girlfriend he never met in person. >>> and an inauguration fact for you. [ female announcer ] the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. ♪ it can even be a game changer. that's why choosy moms and dads choose jif. >>> your next trip through airport security will be different. the transportation security administration is removing those controversial full body scanners. the scanners produced a near nude image of travelers, and congress ordered the scanners either produce a more generic image or must be removed. the scanner's manufacturer says they won't be able to meet the deadline, so the tsa is getting rid of the machines. they are replacing them with new scanners. >>> wrong place at the wrong time to fall ill. yesterday, pennsylvania governor tom corbit was speaking. a boy behind him started swaying and fainted. the speech was put on hold. he came back a short time later and got a little one-on-one time with the governor. >> poor little guy. >>>
's john yang on the notre dame campus. >> reporter: manti te'o says he grew to care deeply about his girlfriend, developing an emotional bond. at various interviews, he told of how she endured cancer treatments. >> can we say a prayer. >> reporter: how she comforted him after his grandmother died. >> the last thing she said was i love you. >> reporter: he told reporters they had known each other about two years before making it official. all through online and phone conversations. the only face he saw was online. it now appears that face had nothing to do with the person he was communicating with. ever since the story of te'o's imaginary girlfriend broke, there is one big question. how could anyone have a close relationship with a person they never met in person and never really exited. >> it could be incredible. it could be a letdown. >> reporter: it's called catfishing, a social media phenomenon where people create false identities and lure others into a relationship, many of them serious and long-lasting. >> how come you've been pretending to be someone else. >> reporter: mtv has
the hoax surrounding notre dame football star manti te'o and new questions over how he didn't know his girlfriend never existed. when will the truth come out? >>> and new term, new do. first lady michelle obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in washington to host the president's second inaugural "today," friday, january 18th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a confession years in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat starting. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted
a new low when his cancer foundation livestrong dropped him. >>> speaking out, linebacker manti t'eo denies any involvement in the hoax surrounding his make-believe girlfriend as he opens up for the first time since the scandal broke. >>> and a governor upstaged by a little boy who passes out. this morning he's okay and has a funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'll lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. many people watching lance armstrong -- so. talk about the past nights of interviews. thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey said he didn't seem that remorseful. part two of the interviewer last night, though, for some was a bit of a change. the disgraced cyclist more emotional, tearing up when he talked about confessing to his kids. one thing i think people were waiting to hear about. >> question is, do tears make a difference in how people perceive this. in the end, will it rehabilitate his image?
:20 right now. a sports illustrated writer said he missed red flags during an interview with manti te'o. the senior writer posted a transcript of his interview with te'o on s.i.'s website. he includes a retrospective saying there were clues that the story didn't add up. during the interview, te'o was not confident when had he was talking about meeting la nay ka cue a. he could not find evidence of her existence at stanford where she apparently went to college. te'o released a statement on the hoax but is expected to address the media possibly at some point before the weekend is over. >>> caught on tape, a russian firefighter trying to rescue a family from a burning building is pummeled by snow and ice. he's climbing up the ladder and then boom, a huge mound of snow and ice falls off the building. the man somehow managed to hold on as fellow firemen helped him. they ended up rescuing the family and that firefighter was not hurt. very brave and the presence of mind to hold on. >>> it's 4:21 right now. let's take a look outside if we can. city cam showing you the district and there's no
. see what sparked the fire and left them out in the bitter cold. >> first, manti te'o and redskins players fooled by a woman with a fake identity. first tonight isllegon lockdown reports of multiple gunmen on campus. >> let's get to jim rosenfield with new details in. >> fluid situation. hatch penni in university of virginia wise campus southwestern virginia. minutes ago an e-mail went out to students saying the lockdown is now over. the university of virginia college at wise has 2,000 students. a very rural campus in the far southwestern part of the state. near the border with tennessee and north carolina. there are now report that this was a hoax. a scary one at that. one student on campus told her parents she was told to run into the gym and hide. other students tell us they were told to turn off their light and silence their phones. and they heard police with guns running through their dorms. appears right now this was a scary situation, that has been revolved at university of virginia, wise campus, southwestern virginia. that's the latest. doreen, back to you. >> jim, thank yo
of those things has happened. keith russell has the latest developments coming in. >> manti te'o is no longer being talked about as the heisman runner-up. everyone is wondering was he the victim of a sick joke, or did he make the whole thing up? the website reported yesterday it could find no record that his girlfriend len nay kekua existed. notre dame is standing by manti te'o. >> every story written about him this season referred to him as the guy who lost his grandmother and girlfriend in a 24-hour period. that's part of the story, part of the myth-making with being a storied notre dame athlete. he would have an incentive to increase his profile, even if it was with these tragic stories. >> last night in a tame, he said to realize i was the victim of apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies is painful and humiliating. a twitter account he used to visit did promised a statement. twitter says the account was deactivated two months ago and react vited after the deadspin story yesterday. >>> it's been a long time in coming. will they come clean in? in just a
college football players in the country, manti te'o. he was the runner up for the heisman trophy. >> we talked about what happened here. he had been using his girlfriend's death as inspiration throughout the season, he said. but now, after she was exposed as a fictional person in an online article, te'o claims he was the victim of somebody's sick joke. others aren't so sure. just ahead, we are going to talk to the reporter who broke this story coming up. >>> then president obama set to launch a campaign-style push to gain public support for his sweeping new gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the censure troy block them. we are going to talk to the nra's president. >>> and an inside look at scientology. in an exclusive interview, oscar-winning director and former scientology member, paul haggis, says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church says haggis has not been an active member in years and dismisses him as "the hypocrite of hollywood." we will hear from paul haggis and talk to the author of a new book that explores the ties between sciento
football player manti te'o after talking to ronaiah sue soap poe was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you the answer was there. are you therefore gay, he said, well, if you put it that way, yes. >> dr. phil told him the hopester. >>> surfing a 100-foot wave off the coast of portugal. experts to looking to confirm the size of that wave. >>> the tug-of-war between bulls and bears. mastercard and u.p.s. could set the tone ahead of the first jobs report of tlirn. we'll see how facebook fares after news that mobile ad revenue climbed but overall income tumbled 79%. after the bell, chip maker qualcomm wowed investors with its bullish earnings. electronic arts ticked lower due to a slump in sales in gaming consoles. meanwhile, investors soured on the release of two new blackberrys wednesday sending the company's stock spiraling. research in motion also announced it's finally changing its name to blackberry. the parent of "people" and "sports illustrated" is planning to lay off 500 people. walmart has limited ammo sales to three boxes per customer per
it to himself. >>> and manti te'o is talking for the first time the world learned his girlfriend didn't exist. te'o in the midst of giving an off camera interview to espn interviewer. a picture tweeted. showing them. audio portions of the interview released late tonight. te'o says he was duped into an online relationship with someone posing as a woman. there are questions about when he learned it was a hoax? and whether he kept the story going. >>> well you made it to the weekend. and, here to greet you is january. right? and doug. doug too. >> and, still got 13 minutes left, wendy. >> close enough. they'ren bed, you know. >> good, good. it's cold outside. as i mentioned not going to be. tonight is not nearly as cold as what it will be in a couple nights. we are going to go downhill big time over the next couple dates. take a look. pretty shot. national are bar camera. nice night out there. tonight as you can see. we are dealing with clear skies. a calm night right now. but the wind starting to pick up a little bit. that wind is having an impact. 40-degree number. the high temperature today.
by notre dame football player manti te'o disclose another layer of the hoax. he released the recording in an interview with katie couric. we now know that boyfriend never existed. >> i'll just say i love you and good night. and i'll be okay tonight. i'll do my best. yeah to so get your rest and i'll talk to you tomorrow. i love you so much. sweet dreams. >> te'o publicly described meeting his girlfriend but now admits they only had contact by line and by phone. >> an uninvited guest interrupted president obama today as he announced his nominees to head two federal agencies. >> i am not nating mary jo white to lead the security and exchange commission and richard cordray to continue leading the financial bureau. >> a fly landed right on the commander-in-chief's forehead. the president famously killed a fly during an interview with john harwood back in 2009. oh, it looks big when it's a still shot. and that was tat the white hous, too. second day of stingle digit rivers causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. check out the river in lawrence. despite the sunshine, it's completely fro
-camera interview with manti te'o. >> yes. >> i'll do my best, um, yeah. so get your rest and i'll talk to you tomorrow. i love you so much, sweet dreams. >> a new twist in the hoax scandal, football player manti te'o released that voice mail during a taped interview. he says it's the voice of a woman he met online, but never existed. he says he's still not sure whose voice he actually heard. >>> subway restaurant has growing problems. complaints that the chain's foot-long sandwiches don't measure up. that complaint now stretches from the u.s. all the way to australia, across the internet into court. last week an australian teenager measured his foot long to only 11 inches. that story went viral. this week lawsuits were filed. subway says tonight that foot long is a descriptive name for the sandwich, not a measurement in length. >>> a police officer sworn to protect and serve is now on trial for mushed. would el go live to culpepper virginia for new details on what witnesses say happened when bullets started flying in a parking lot. >>> a news conference just wrapped up. we'll have new details
involvement of a star notre dame football player and a bizarre hoax. manti te'o led his team to the championship after he reportedly lost hi grandmother and girlfriend, but as first reported, the girlfriend never existed. >> if you're going to believe that manti te'o actually spent an entire year with a girlfriend that he never met and that he never did any video chatting with. >> he released a statement last night saying he developed an emotional relationship with herrion line and claims to be the victim of a cruel joke. >>> a rescued dog, his name is tommy. he's 7 years old. he was a stray when a woman took him in a few years ago. she died two months ago. every day at the same time, tommy goes back to the church where her funeral was held. when the bells toll, he walks inside the church, sits quietly, then goes about his day. his loyalty has won the hearts of many people in the small village. now they have adopted him. wow. >>> we have another heartwarming story, a special tribute. >> a proud day here. liz crenshaw is a washingtonian of the year. for the past 4
to the bottom of the health threat. >>> notre dame speaking out about the manti te'o fake girlfriend scandal. what the school know, when it -- school knew, where it knew, and why the school didn't go public when it first learn good the deception. even that's confusing. >> nothing makes sense in that story. >>> we'll take you on the hunt for a man-eating nile crocodile. you guessed it, in florida. we do want to begin this morning with the icy weather blanketing a big section of the country. the weather channel's mike seidel is in knoxville, tennessee, where they're cleaning up today now that the worst appears to be over. mike, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning, lester. here in knoxville, temperatures stayed above freezing all night. so the ice from yesterday has melted. take a look at the streets yesterday. we had freezing rain for nine hours. about .4 inch of ice. this shut down a lot of roadways, hundred of accidents here up through kentucky, the carolinas. one fatality in the upstate of south carolina due to icy roads. power was not a big issue. only 4,000 customers, about 2% of
when he interviews knower the daum's manti te'o about this fake girlfriend he apparently had. there's a transcript of the interview on the si website, the writer includes a retrospective saying there, clues that his story didn't add up. during the interview, th. the eo was not confident and there was also no evident of her existence on the database or at stanford where she purportedly went to college. manti te'o released a printed statement but not in person as scheduled. >>> the downfall of one of college football's greatest coaches on its way to the big screen. al pacino will star at the late penn state coach joepaer the no called "happy valley" based on a byography of paterno. it details the last two years of his life. he died of cancer one year ago, shortly after he was fired over the jerry sandusky scandal. >>> and suspicion around lance armstrong. confirmed with simple confessions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> was one of those banned substances epo? >> you. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance
shooting near a d.c. college. >>> and speaking out for the first time. notre dame football player manti te'o responds to claims that he faked having a girlfriend he never met in person. >>> and from 30 rock to our bureau here in washington, coming up al roker joins us in our studios to talk about his journey losing weight and keeping those pounds off. >>> we're just getting started here this morning. keep it here on news 4 today. >>> new this morning, police are looking for a suspect that shot and killed a man outside a d.c. nightclub around 2:30 this morning. officers were called out to chuck & billy's lounge near howard university. they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. police have not released the victim's name or a possible motive in this shooting. >>> breaking news now in the algerian hostage situation. algerian state news agencies say its army has stormed the plant where a hostage situation has entered its fourth day, killing 11 militants. the agency also says seven hostages were killed by militants du
. >> for the first time we're hearing the voice that manti te'o heard on the other end of the phone. >>> why apple's next big smart product may not be something you >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. we're going to go straight to a live picture of what's happening in tahrir square near egypt. clashes breaking out. thousands of people in the streets. you can hear horns honking in the distance. this is the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the uprising there. a local newspaper reporting right now 20 people have been injured in clashes. mass anti-government protests are expected throughout the day. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> john kerry could be confirmed as secretary of state as early as next week. the full senate could vote on his nomination on tuesday. kerry breezed through his confirmation hearing yesterday. he answered questions from the senate foreign relations committee. he served on the committee for 28 years and is currently its chairman. current secretary of state hillary clinton introduced him. >>> things are looking up for president obama's choice for pentag
. >>> meantime, officials at notre dame are calling in the call for manti te'o to speak publicly about the hoax. athletic director jack swarbrick says he's encouraging the star linebacker to come forward. >>> and finally, are you going to the national maul for inauguration day? fighting the crowds, standing in the cold. now there's an app. to help you find the best bathroom nearby. no joke, sharman has an app. called sit or squat, rating the bathrooms closest to you, and use the reviews to find clean, accessible rest rooms. once again it's call sit or squat. at the live desk, keith russell, news4. >>> president obama prepares to take the oath of office, the new official portrayed was taken, standing in front of his desk, arms crossed with a big smile on his fate. you might remember it was dirt from the portrayed taken. back then he was not smiling and his hair is a lot grayer. some say it's just evidence of how the stress of the job has aged him. >>> events for the president's second inauguration kick off this weekend. first lady michelle obama will be sporting a brand-new look. nbc's kristin w
, it could face an uphill battle in the state senate. >>> manny -- manti te'o speaking out about a hoax he had a girlfriend in an internet hoax. he said he felt he had to lie about the situation even after he discovered he had been misled. >> you stuck to the script and you knew something was amiss, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, anybody put yourself in my situation, katie, put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me she died on september 12th. everybody knew that. this girl, who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now, i get a phone call on december 6th, saying that she's alive, and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and they asked me the same question. what would you do? >> te'o's father also appears in the interview to reject allegations that manti was in on the hoax to gain sympathy for personal gain. it is 7:17 right now. back over to matt, savannah and al. i guess we have to take his word for it. >> i'm sure he's hoping that will put an end to all of this. thanks. >> mr. roker back with theperso. >>> mr. roker back with the local forecast.
happened. >>> for the very first time we're hearing voice mails from the person who pretended to be manti te'o's girlfriend. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night and i'll be okay tonight. love you so much. >> the next question is, who does that voice belong to? the young man accused of being behind this hoax or someone else entirely? >> a lot of people wondering about that. >>> do you wish you had techniques that could make the morning go faster, like shaving the night before? >> i do shave the night before. >> something i learned about willie. we have interesting strategies for making the morning more efficient. >> do you have any strategies? >> i have a couple. >> do you lay out the clothe the night before? >> of course not. that would require organization and forethought, which i do not have. >>> brutal cold being felt by millions of you this morning. al roker is outside for us with details. good morning. >> that's right. bad news, guys, is that we're not going to see an end to these brutally cold temperatures in the northeast and the appalachians and tennessee river valle
vehicles. >>> sports illustrated writer who interviewed manti te'o about his fictitious girlfriend said he missed red flags. there's a transcript on the s.i. website. the writer includes a retrospective saying there were clues te'o's story didn't add up. he said te'o was not confident when he talked about meeting lennay kekua. there was no evidence of her existence on lexus nexus or stanford where she allegedly went to college. he did not make a public statement yesterday as he was scheduled to do. >>> the national and drew store yen reached an agreement. they will pay him $2.5 million this season. storen was eligible for salary arbitration if the two sides couldn't come to an agreement. he missed more than half of last season because of an elbow injury. he finished the season as the national closer but his role may change this season. the nats just signed former yankee closer, rafael soriano to a two-year deal. >>> we're a day away from the caps taking the ice. it seems like fans aren't letting the lockout linger. thousands of fans rocked the red for an open practice at the verizon center
notre dame's manti te'o about who we know is a fake girlfriend now. there's a transcript of the interview on the website for s.i. it includes a retrospective saying there were clues that te'o's story did not add up. during the interview, te'o was not confident when he talked about meeting lennay kekua. there was no evidence of her existence on lexus nexus or stanford where she apparently went to college. there was no public statement made yesterday as scheduled. >>> the downfall of one of college football's greatest coaches is on the way to the big screen. al pacino will star as the late penn state coach joe paterno in an upcoming biopic. it will be called happy valley based on the last two years of his life. he died of cancer a year ago, shortly after being fired over the jerry sandusky sex abuse scannel. >>> it looks like tom cruise is the latest victim of a hoax called swatting when a false call is placed to get swat to show up. >>> there was a call from someone not in the home at the time but officers say there was no emergency. cruise is just the latest celebrity vic
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of manti te'o from notre dame. the woman uses the twitter name redridinghood. she used fake photos on line and has contacted several players. the players were picture of a porn star. a joint man who was also fooled by -- a germantown man who says he was fooled by the woman says he started communicating with her because she was a redskins fan. >> she told me she knew one guy on the 2009 roster. >> news4 spoke to phillip daniels, director of player development for the redskins. he said, "i think it was all about attention. it was just about being able to talk to players. it was never a situation where guys were giving money or anything like that." >>> if you are just waking up and you haven't looked outside yet, this is what you will see. winter weather everywhere today. fresh snow covering the ground. this is a live picture at the intersection of pennsylvania and 8th street in southeast d.c. we'll check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein in just a minute. first, we're getting a look at some great pictures from viewers who got varying amounts of snow. want to go to melissa mollet
star, manti te'o who is at the center of a bizarre hoax. the school says the story of his girlfriend dying of leukemia isn't true. the website reported that it could find no record that la nay can could you what existed. and he said he melt her online and came to care about her deeply, despite not meeting her in person. notre dame says they they you. the' 0. >> he was runner up for the heisman trophy and he would have been the first defensive player to win the award. his grand nor died during the season and he said the strategy dishe dealt with inspired him to play better and i called you and we degrees kuds this story and it's just that, bizarre. >> it is interesting. but he -- his parents said that they had met her via teleconference or something. >> once he laid eyes on her he fell in love with her but laid eyes on her, where? on the computer? >> it sounds like you don't believe the story. >> i don't believe the story. i don't know what the real story is but maybe we'll find out what it is later today. >> everyone is interested. >> the time, 11:41. >>> why many are vo
bunker. we are live at the scene. >>> and the motive. the man behind the manti te'o hoax breaks his silence. >> i wanted to end it because after everything i have gone through i realized i just have to move on with my life. >> so why did he do it? his answer, "today," january 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. weather is the story again this morning. severe storms moving east, packing heavy rain, high winds. al is tracking this for us. we'll get to him in just a moment from now. >>> also ahead, bill gates is considered one of the great visionaries of our time. for example, take a look at what he said to tom brokaw in 1992. >> one of the big things over the next couple of years will be getting the computer on enough desktops that we'll actually communicate through what's called electronic mail and it's surprising to me it's not happening a little faster. >
is right here. >> all right. good morning once again, everyone. notre dame's star linebacker, manti te'o, has spoken out for the first time since the fake girlfriend hoek was exposed last week. mike taibbi has the story. >> good morning, natalie. the principles in this story are staying as far from the media as possible. te'o saying late friday had nothing to do with the hoax also concedes that his own words and actions didn't help his cause. heisman trophy runner-up remains in florida, preparing for the nfl draft. but manti te'o told espn he was never, ever part of the fake girlfriend hoax. the person te'o said admitted to him this week it was his doing was ronaiah tuiasosopo. t tayo told espn, he now knows that there was no girlfriend that died tragically, lennay kekua. days after he suspected he had been victimized by a prank still talked about his dead girlfriend at the heisman ceremony in new york. >> i'll never forget the time when i found out that my girlfriend passed away. >> in what he called his biggest regret, te'o told his father and several interviewers he had, in fact, me
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